Does God want your Religion?Does God want or respect Religion? The answer is NO. God wants a RELATIONSHIP with His people. Don't believe me? Well let's consider the Word of God.
Nobody followed the law like the Pharisees, they were diligent in their reading, they kept up the traditions, they seemed like perfect men and women. However, on the inside it was different. Here is what the Bible says:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
They were very religious people, but they didn't even see God when He walked right pass them! They wanted to kill Him because He knocked them down off of their high horse.
God wants a relationship.
Just because you are a "Christian" does NOT mean you have a free ticket into Heaven. What will keep you out is that relationship. Don't believe me? Let's go back to the Word:
Not every one that saith unto me, Lor
A True Christian . . . .A True Christian . . . .5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
A True Christian does not calls Christianity a religion, but a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. (John 15:14-15, Hebrews 13:5, John 10:27-28, Proverbs 17:17, Job 5:19, Psalm 37:39)
A True Christian does not do good deeds so that he/she can get to heaven (for through Jesus Christ, he has a place in heaven), but so that you can take care of you fellow man and to love one another. (Romans 3:9-31, John 15:17, Luke 10:25-37, Ephesians 2:8-10)
A True Christian does not condemn others for their sins for God did not sent his son to the world to condemn it, but to save it through him. (John 3:17, Luke 6:37, 1 Peter 2:22)
A True Christian sings, dances, and praises God not so that he/she can impress other people or God, but because he/she loves God and his son. (Matthew 22:37-39)
A True Christian speaks for those who can't speak for themselves. (Proverbs 31:8-9)
A True Christian does not hate people, but sins. For those
The cost of calling God friendMany people today profess that God is their friend. But do they really consider Him a friend? God can be your best friend, the Bible says He sticks closer than a brother. But many people today don't know God on the personal level, they only seem to go to Him when they need something. How would you feel if one of your friends only talked to you when they needed something?You should not just pray when you are desperate, you should walk with Him daily.The cost of calling God friend5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In order to call God friend, you must know Him. You must know His likes and dislikes. Now how can you get to know what the Most High God likes and what He doesn't? You read His word!
Once you get to know God on a personal level, there is nothing you can't do! God can give you the power to move mountains, He'll give you power to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils. Anything you can think of. God actually challenged me while I was praying one day. He said:
"Tell me the most ridiculous, impossible, irrational thing you can think of,
Biblical Names of GOD:YAHWEHBiblical Names of GOD:YAHWEH8 years ago in Settings More Like This
THE LORD GOD
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God is still hereThere was a miracle that happened at church today. It was so fascinating and powerful that I didn't know what to do with myself.God is still here5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
There is a family from Africa that attend my church, and their youngest son (about 6 years old) was born with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a general term used to diagnose brain malfunctions caused at birth. This young boy acquired it the same way my 12 year old niece got it. They both went through the birth canal when their mother had a streptococcal infection. The infection went to their brains and they became infected with streptococcal meningitis, which caused their brains to swell.
Back to the African boy...
The doctors said that he would just be a burden on his parents, that he would never walk or talk or play at all. The parents were discouraged but knew that God had done it for a reason. So they brought the child to church in the hopes of him getting healed.
You could just feel the faith radiating from them when they walked into church, and their
The Father's Love LetterMy Child,The Father's Love Letter4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You may not know me, But I know everything about you. Psalm 139:11 I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2 I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31 For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27 In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28 For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28 I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5 I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12 You were not a mistake, For all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16 I determined the exact time of your birth And where you would live. Acts 17:26 You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14 I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13 And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6 I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. John 8:41-44 I am not distant and angry, But am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16 And it is my des
Do Not Worry(5/01/2011)Do Not Worry4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
See the birds, how they're fed
How much more will He feed you
See the lilies, how they're dressed
How much more will He clothe you
Even the shadows of the night
can't compare to His light
Wait for morning to bring you
a brand new dawn
Do not worry, for yesterday is gone
Do not worry, for tomorrow isn't here
Do not worry, for today has enough worries of its own
Do not worry, wait for Him, let Him take away your fears
See the rainbow, how it springs
when the rainstorms all subside
See the sun, how it shines
and all the cloud's tears are dried
Even the mysteries of tomorrow
and every single sorrow
can be overcome
with His everlasting love
Do not worry, for yesterday is gone
Do not worry, for tomorrow isn't here
Do not worry, for today has enough worries of its own
Do not worry, wait for Him, let Him wipe away your tears
See the river, it keeps runnin
Fishing for GodFishing for God5 years ago in Comedy More Like This
Math Teacher: Okay........ now turn to page 104 and...
-interrupted by argument-
Student 1: There clearly is a God!, there's evidence all around us!
Student 2: NO!, you're wrong!, you can't prove it!
Student 1: Yes I can!!!
Math Teacher: Hey!, settle down!, what is all the commotion about?, I'm trying to teach here!
Student 1: Well... He said that he is going through some problems at home, and he said if there were a God, he would ask him to take all this pain away, and I said there is a God!, and he started agruing back and saying there isn't, when there clearly is!
Student 2: No!, there isn't and you know it!
Student 1: YES THERE IS!!!
Math Teacher: Hey!, quiet!, okay........ you're saying there is a God, and you're saying there isn't...
that sounds like a problem to me that I can simply solve.
Student 2: What?, so you're saying you can prove God is real?
Math Teacher: I say that I can definitely do just that.
Student 2: Get real!, by trying to prove he's real is
God WinsSatan You're a fool. You tried to rip the throne away from God in high hopes of becoming supreme.God Wins5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I have a question
How dare you?! He created you to do the most important job ever! To praise him! He made you the most beautiful Angel the universe has ever seen. You where his favorite for crying out loud! And this is how you repay him?!
Even after you lost that painful-to-watch battle you wanted to go even further. You tried to make his "other" creations rebel! To join you in your ever lasting torture of HELL! Then you went even further to have people worship you.
You're sick, did you know that!? You've had families ripped apart! You had kids get abused! You had people have unnecessary hate running through 60% of the world's population! Who do you think you are?!
You're a coward! You wait until your victim is at their weakest point to actually do something. Not once have you attacked anybody who's at their strongest. You know why? Because you're weak! You're so strong that yo
A True HeroA Hero is not one who has fame, glory, and every woman chasing after him...A True Hero5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
A True Hero does what is right, no matter the obstacles, and not even thinking about what's in it for him.
Being a Hero is doing what everyone thinks to be impossible and proving them wrong for the right cause.
A Hero doesn't care for what he will get in return, just to see a good outcome from what he has done for the world.
Jesus Christ is a True Hero.
He died for us.
And he didn't have to....
He chose to....
And he didn't do it to gain fame and glory, He did it for us...
So we can be saved from Hell.
And it's hard for you to tell him how much you love him?
Come on, I know he doesn't ask for much....
After being brutally tortured, made fun of, spat on, and killed....
All he asks is for you to accept him into your life and love him.
Really, is that too hard for you to do?
God Bless you.
WendinaHer name was Wendina. She was known to be an outcast; a loser; a weirdo.Wendina5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wendina always wore a silver crucifix around her neck with a sapphire blue diamond in the middle. This alone subjected her to more name-calling and torture at school. Now she was known as "one of those insane preachers" that were seen along the road of the school.
Wendina eventually got tired of the name calling, the excessive bullying, and loneliness. So she talked to her best friend every night. Her best friend would hold her, kiss her, and tell her she was beautiful. Her best friend would listen to her, cry with her, and offer her advice. Her best friend promised her that he would never leave her, no matter what happened.
This gave Wendina strength to face every new day.
The more Wendina went to school, the bullying and name-calling increased randomly. Wendina tried her very best to ignore this, but she was sobbing violently in her heart.
'My dearest friend, please come to me and save me' she recited in her hea
IgnoredMikey came home from school trying his best to stay strong. He knew that the tough guys never cried, so why should he?Ignored5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He went to his room and slammed his book bag down. He turned up his music and tried to forget; tried to forget what had happened that day, that week, that month, that year.
What happened you ask?
Mikey's best friend of eighteen years had abandoned him, that's what happened. Erik Stevens had found a new crowd to hang out with and had left Mikey to himself everyday. The only time he ever talked to him was to ask him what the homework was; nothing more.
Yes, Mikey had other friends. But he felt that the bond that he had with Erik was special; he had known him since childhood, and they had made plans to go to the University of Alabama/Birmingham to play professional football.
He loved Erik like the big brother he never had. Erik had always been by his side.
Now what was happening to them? Why did Erik have to do that? Why did he have to leave him alone like last
Christ Vs. the worldThe dangers and tribulations WILL be coming here soon! The end is upon us here now! Only by living with God and living by His standards we will be alive and well. The only way to be right and safe in our lives today is dangerous, deadly, and may even be classified as suicidal! God's ways are too great and good for man to comprehend! The Way the Truth and Life will never be tolerated in the world, but NEVER lose hope and stand strong in the Truth and your calling! Carry your crosses to the end of the road and God make it all well! Only by dying we can surly live! This world is evil, filled with corrupted and deadly things that are too wide to list, and many things are going nuts! I myself am going through MANY crazy and freaky trials and I know Only by trusting God and following Jesus' example I will be able to live well and safe! I am personally ready to be aChrist Vs. the world6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
PersecutionHi, my name is Jason, and I have something to share with the world.Persecution5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Lately, as I've been getting closer to God, I've been getting slanders and blasphemed against by many people who don't even know me.
With what reason?, because I say that I love Jesus?
What is it that they are benefitting from all this?
Really, I laugh at all this because I know I'm right in Christ.
See, There wouldn't be any atheists and people going out of their way to bring me down if God didn't exist.
Why is it that they hate me so much, just because I decided to stand up and say: I LOVE JESUS!!!!!
That's proof that the Devil's real, as well as God.
If God weren't real, then no one wouldn't even bother ridiculing Christians and would just leave us be.
I mean, I myself will show the world what I believe in, with no shame in doing so, and just move on if no one wants to hear it.
See, you don't have to like me, or even what I say.
If it really bothers you, why are you still reading my posts?
To try and find a little f
Proof of GodTo start off, I'd like you to take a moment to consider why it is you don'tProof of God5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
believe our God exists.
You cannot stay in a state of lacking belief in God. After all, my dog doesn't believe in God, either, but she's not an atheist. To state that you simply don't believe is not sufficient. There must be a reason. On a similar note, I don't believe "blind faith" is sufficient either. I don't just "believe" in God, I have reasons for my beliefs. Either you have accepted the idea of God, or you have rejected it.
So what is the cause for your rejection? What is the basis that you found this view on? When put under speculation, is it adequate? Is it flawed? Is it subjective? This first section of my "essay" deals with reasons you might have for rejecting that our God exists, and refuting them.
I believe there is no God because . . .
1. There's no proof.
That statement is subjective. I'm probably going to use this word a lot, so here's a quick definition: subjective means biased or one-s
I'd Rather Be Loving(7/28/2011)I'd Rather Be Loving4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
If you had to choose, would you rather be good-looking or intelligent?
I thought about it for a moment, and my answer is this:
I'd rather be loving.
If someone was only admired for looking good, then what would that someone be without good-looks? Would that really make a person ugly? Looks fade, they are not forever. Can that someone be truly satisfied? After all, if good looks were all that people cared about, then that someone would not be truly cherished for anything else about them. Would anybody care about anything else about that someone if all they needed was good looks? Would there really be anything else left? If everyone was "good-looking", then it would have to meet everyone's standards. Yet we are so diverse and different from one-another, and not everyone will have the exact same standards. What then defines beauty? Beauty is a perception. What is left without "good looks"? What does
Questioning God's KindnessA lot of people out there always question God's kindness. I've gathered popular questions and broke down for people to understand clearly.Questioning God's Kindness5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
If God is so kind, then why do bad things happen to good people?
Because God doesn't pick and choose who gets good things and who gets bad things. He reigns on the just as he does the unjust. Now the difference between the just and the unjust is that the just grow stronger in Christ for every bad thing that happens to them. How you may be asking. Well, simple. We call upon the Lord to help us and guide. We soon get through the trial, thus, grow stronger in the Lord. So in lemans terms, the just gets benefits for a bad season.
If God is so kind, then why did he create Hell?
I just love answering this question. Hell was first created for Lucifer and his angels when they sinned in Heaven. That is another topic to talk about.
If God is so kind, then why does he send people to Hell?
Another question I love answering. You really believe God enjoys this? N
Aphorism: Prayer as RevelationPrayer is not just communication with God, it is also a sort of self-reflectiona mirror that allows us to see, in a manner of speaking, the one who speaks to God. Between God and us lie our inmost thoughts. We need to reflect on our obsessions, our desires, and our struggles. Sometimes our zeal and our fervor become a greater spiritual poison than outside influences. Though prayer often times allows us to see enemies around us, we may be surprised to see the enemies withinif we listen to Godif we listen to ourselves.Aphorism: Prayer as Revelation4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Biblical Names of God:ELOHIMName Meaning ReferenceBiblical Names of God:ELOHIM8 years ago in Settings More Like This
ELOHIM GOD the Creator and Judge Genesis 1:1
ELOHIM AVINU GOD our Father
ELOHEI AVOTENU The GOD of our Fathers Deuteronomy 26:7
AlmondsThis is a short teaching:Almonds5 years ago in Letters More Like This
In Numbers 17:1-13
It talks about The Budding of Aaron's staff.
He was sent, as well as others, and when they all came back,
Aaron's staff was the only staff that blossomed, and produced
To keep this short and simple:
As you read through this portion of scripture, and take a really
good look at "Almonds", they can also refer to any blessings that
you may have in your life!
Almonds can refer to the money or car you were blessed with!
Fruit - (Produce blessings to bless others!)
When you have Almonds (Your blessing) around hungry people (those
who want that kind of blessing, and will do anything to get it), you will be
attacked, but when you are in the presence of the Lord God...
You will be able to bring and produce more!!!
God bless you all!!!!
What is the purpose of my lifeWhat is the purpose of my life on this planet?What is the purpose of my life6 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Many go through life unfulfilled, unfocused, searching - a blank canvas waiting for a picture of purpose to be painted on us. What does it all mean?
It was once said that there was a God shaped blank in all of us. We looked for many things to fill this: friends, fashion, fornication, and the facade of drug induced fantasies.
But follow me. Follow me to the edge of an abyss where deep down inside we all know that somethings missing
See from the moment God spoke time into existence and shaped us with His own hands into His own image, His plan was for man and Him to be One.
Creator and creation communing together in beautiful harmony. Sounds perfect right? So what happened?
Sin opened this void, sin drove us away from our friends. Sin separated us from Him. And for many centuries since, we as human begins we have attempted to bridge this ever widening gap with philosophies and religion, wealth and so call
Philosophical Ramblings 8AbortionPhilosophical Ramblings 86 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
-That's right. I'm writing a rambling about abortion. This rambling will discuss the arguments and facts surrounding the evils of abortion and how it all links to pornography and contraception. However, I'm not going to say ANYTHING religious in this rambling. Nope! I want to ensure you that I will say nothing religiously biased by speaking through the lips of science, meditation and personal opinion. References to evidence, like statistics, I provide will be marked with a number in parentheses and a link provided to the source in the author's comments.-
Abortion has become a topic of much debate ever since it's start from the Roe v. Wade case in 1973. Defenders of the unborn (Pro-Lifers) and defenders of a woman's right to choose (Po-Choicers) have clashed for years, each making legislative counter attacks against the other. Arguments
BloodstainedI'm a bloodstained killerBloodstained5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Crimson evidence covers me
A raging river
Swallows me completely
You wonder what I did
See the hammer in my hands
My heart as black as sin
Guilty here I stand
A bloodstained killer
Of the worst possible degree
Murdering perfect innocence
With every lie I speak
Every backward deed
Drives the charges even more
Every time I try to flee
I close another door
A bloodstained killer
Courtroom's silent as the grave
The white throne shines above
Over this monster so depraved
They lay out the evidence
Bloody nails, a cross, all my past misdeeds
I feel such emptiness
Now there's no hope for me
The accusation rings out sharply
"This sinner deserves hell!"
I feel my black heart racing
Inside a corrupt shell
They say with every sin
I hammered in the nails
That hung the Son upon a cross
The words hit me like hail
In my life I've never murdered
But yet I'm drenched in blood
Bloodstained killer is my title
My tears fall in a flood
But before they reach a verdict
Here comes my o